Party Wall Act etc.1996
Rellim Surveyors is a well-established local RICS regulated party wall specialist that has been providing high-quality party wall surveying services for many years. The company is an approved and recognised member of the Faculty of Party Wall Surveyors (FPWS) and has earned an enviable reputation through its commitment to excellence. They provide a comprehensive range of services, from party wall agreements, schedule of condition surveys to boundary disputes and much more.
It is a legal requirement for owners to serve notice on adjoining owners when considering or embarking upon certain types of building works. An experienced Party Wall surveyor can guide you seamlessly and quickly through the process when considering these works.
Digging Footings or Excavation
Double Storey Side
Repairs to Party Walls
Chimney Breast Removal
Commercial and Shops
We Act for Adjoining Owners
Has your neighbour started building work without informing you?
Have you been asked to sign a piece of paper or agreement by your neighbour and told everything will be all right?
Has your neighbour served a party wall notice on you?
If the details of the work proposed, affect you - Then you need a Party Wall Surveyor to guide you on how to resolve any Party Wall dispute.
The Building Owner (the one carrying out the work) will normally be responsible for our fees.
Call us Now for FREE sound professional advice and have your rights and property protected
Rellim Surveyors offers honest, reliable advice and support on how to respond to a Party Wall Notice and resolve a dispute whilst protecting your property from damage during your neighbour's works.
We Act for Building Owners
For a building owner who wishes to carry out work to their own property serving notices is only half of the battle. We regularly resolve disputes and negotiate on behalf of our building owners, ensuring our building owners are not exposed to malicious claims and liabilities.
Rellim Surveyors are an independent specialist party wall surveying practice primarily set up to serve residential homeowners who run into trouble or are concerned with the application of the Party Wall etc.
Act 1996, as party wall surveyors, we have developed a unique ability to facilitate the building of walls, erection of extensions or loft conversions whilst building strong neighbourly relationships, with our no-nonsense but fair approach. This has routinely led us to become involved in some complex and demanding commercial party wall awards.
Whenever you serve a Party wall notice, you need a professional and experienced Party Wall Surveyor like Rellim Surveyors. We are experts in creating and serving Party Wall Notices and Awards.
We Act as Agreed Surveyors
The Party Wall Act etc. 1996 provides and facilitate the use of agreed Surveyors in Party Wall matters where possible. This is where both the Building Owner and Adjoining Owner use the same surveyor to handle party wall matters.
We recognise that not all party wall matters are disagreements or disputes; neighbours can actually be friends. Our surveyors are highly skilled and trained in mitigating amenable agreements and will always seek to provide unbiased advice to ensure a fair outcome for both parties.
Our RICS qualified Surveyors specialise in protecting property owners' rights under the Party Wall Act 1996. We are knowledgeable, experienced, diligent, and pragmatic in dealing with Party Wall matters.
Call us today to see how we can help you.
My neighbour wants to build a wall on the Boundry, can I refuse?Yes, however, it may be that one day you may wish to use the wall yourself. Call us before making any hasty decisions.
My neighbour has just started building an extension within 3 m of my property, and they have not told me anything, what can I do?Don't worry, it may be that your neighbour genuinely doesn't know they need it I noticed. Call us immediately. We're open till late, so we may be able to guide you both in the right direction.
I understand the surveyors fees are usually paid for by the building owner (carrying out the works), but if I have an agreed surveyor, how does that work for me as an adjoining owner and does that not create a conflict of interest?As professional surveyors we are duty bound to carry out our role impartially, regardless of who pays our fees. if both Owners appoint us as agreed surveyors, you can rest assured your rights will be clearly explained and our focus will be on administering the Act to protect your property.
I am having a new damp proof course, and the workmen said they will be chasing into the wall separating my neighbour and me; surely this is not notifiable works?Yes, most works you carry out on the Party Wall needs to be notified. Give us a quick call, it may be a simple case of providing the correct notice and if your Adjoining Owners assent, this would cost nothing at all and ensures you are compliant.
II am replacing my timber garden fence; how much will it cost to get an award?Nothing, the Party Wall Act does not apply to timber fences.
My neighbour wants to remove the garden fence and stand on my land wisely digs his foundation. Is this okay?Call us, as it may be circumstances where this is permissible but not always. Our advice is always free